Nicky's story: "this program helped me get my patience back"
Nicky is a mother of seven children aged nine to 31. Nicky was referred to the MST-CAN® program following a history of substance use and her children not attending school or being adequately monitored. Two of Nicky’s children had been removed from Nicky’s care, one child was at home, and another in juvenile detention. At first, Nicky found the program difficult as she had spent over 25 years struggling with self-control. The children were also making poor decisions because Nicky was living a separate life. One of her children threatened suicide.
Nicky says that she is now back to the person she was before drugs and feels like herself again. Nicky’s oldest daughter previously had no contact. They are now talking again and visiting each other. Nicky’s family is now back together and the younger children go to school and are doing well. Nicky is now more is actively involved with the school and the kids now feel like they can count on her again.